From as early as i can remember, I’ve known that dance would be a major force in my life.
It took the shy little girl I was and turned me into a bold, confident woman. I was born in London, England, but my earliest memories are all set in Montreal, Canada.
When I was five years, my parents, Cypriot and frequent movers, settled in this city, where I discovered my passion for Latin dance —or did it find me?
Montreal’s lively nightlife and vibrant dance community inspired me to follow my heart and make a career out of my passion, to make a reality out of my dreams.
The changes I felt didn’t happen overnight, but the rhythms did. In the early 1990s, the Latin dance scene was booming in Montreal, like in many other cities in the world.
We danced all night, every night, on the weekend. Although still feeling shy, I gradually started teaching and hosting dance workshops. Back then, I thought, making Latin dance a career seemed like a dream.
After my first contract with a dance school ended, I went to work at an office job–which I hated. It was death, truly. There was no fun, no growth, no future to smile to. That’s how I knew I needed to start dancing.